While most genetic disorders occur in patients with no relevant family history or risk factors, patients who have a family history of concern often benefit from genetic counseling.
Renée L. Chard, MSc, CGC
These 11 statements to guide decision-making with patients can help patients fully consider their values and preferences in regard to prenatal testing.
Obstetricians need to have a strategy to provide basic pretest education and counseling to their pregnant patients.
In a busy obstetrical practice, use of a family history questionnaire or checklist is usually the most practical means of assessment.
As new screening options become available, ob/gyns must be able to counsel their pregnant patients appropriately.